ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer has a golden amber color with a medium head. The aroma has some citrus and grass along with some malts. Taste has some earthy hops and a slight bitterness.
HIGHB4LL (529) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Bevmo! Appearance: 3 fingers white head, golden straw color, slight lacing. Aroma: floral, caramel, light citrus. Palate: light body, little less than average carbonation, dry and bitter finish. Taste: slight sweetness to lasting bitterness. Overall, pretty unimpressed for Ninkasi, not very complex and balance is slightly off.
zoucrew102 (523) - - APR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from portland, or. Aroma is toasted malt and some hops as well as floral and citrus notes. Pours pale golden colored with a thin white head and some lacing. Toasted malt flavors to start as well as some citrus and floral hints throughout. Finishes very dry with hop bitterness as well as some piney notes at the very end that are resiny that stuck to the palate. Decent pale, but there is a lot going on for a spring beer.
pictoman (513) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 6 fl oz bottle. Hazy orange yellow with very minimal white head. Mild hoppy aroma with some mild skunk. Dry hoppy taste. Quite piney, with some mild citrus.
johnnyoski (436) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light orange with a frothy off white head. Bitter citrus aroma. Initial flavors of toasted malt quickly give way to a grassy hop finish with a lingering bitter aftertaste Dry texture with average carbonation. A little heavy for a ’refreshing’ Spring seasonal but not bad.
larryLSB (421) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bomber, the last of that 22oz four pack that is out right now. Clear, medium gold in color with a small off white head. Nose was mild, hints of grass and citrus, but not predominant. Taste was on the biiter side. Not too bad, but after trying all four, there appears to be a "Ninkasi" profile emerging, which could be a good thing, similar to my experience with Lagunitas.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottles, I thought I reviewed this already. Amber pour with white head. Aroma is floral and citrus (lemon). Flavor is very floral little malt. Hop forward but not enough. Fairly boring really.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had from bottle from BevMo. Seasonal release, first I’ve seen it in stores. Pours copper with good head and good lacing. Aroma is piney hops, malts, citrus, and sugar. Flavor is about the same with the almost perfect balance of hops and malts. I really enjoyed this Pale, maybe because of the increased hops. Just a nice, drinkable, tasty beer.
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: melon and citrus.
Appearance: Dark gold with thin white head.
Flavor: Yeasty bread with a huge hop bitterness.
Palate: light to medium body with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A bit out of balance. More aroma hops and less bittering hops would be an improvement.
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from New Seasons - This one had a fantastic floral aroma right out of the bottle with about a 3/4 inch foam head. Once the foam dissipated a little, some of the aroma went away. Palate was a bit lively, but not too much. Nice bitter finish for a Pale. This is a very nice beer. Too bad it’s only available in the spring.